3 year fixed mortgage rates under 3.00%
Fixed mortgage rates are sitting at around 3.89% for a 5 year closed and 2.90% for a 3 year closed. These are definitely attractive rates and are at or near historical lows…
Why? The Bond market has dropped significantly over the past 3 months…. this has come as a surprise to many but not all… The economic recovery isn’t as certain as we once thought… with mixed data coming out about our economy, this uncertainty will cause interest rates to stay low…
Once trend that has caught our eye is that lenders are now offering Mortgage Brokers a higher commission to sell a 3 year and a 5 year fixed rate product… and although that may attract more busy from some, I’m still recommending the Variable Rate mortgage, even though we get paid less.. it’s always about doing what’s in our client’s best interest.
Variable rate has been a proven winner over the past 25 years… I don’t think our economy is as strong as some would think….There has been improvement but we have a long way to go before we can say we are out… Hence the lower fixed mortgage rates… Variable rates will increase but it will be a slow, steady climb… with current Variable rates at 2.10%, Variable has a long way to go before it is not cost-effective.
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